The Boswell Sisters Song

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Harmony sung in 3 voices
Why New Orleans still rejoices
Just hearing their name:
Boswell Sisters.
Mixed with Louis Armstrong’s horn
And those southern blues forlorn
They lit a lasting flame

Dropping the violin and cello
They found a spot, hot and mellow
Boswell Sisters.
All around the 20s roared
Soon they heard that “all aboard!”
And their fame just soared.

San Francisco, here we go!
Then New York called!

Radio show with Rudy Vallee
Recording songs with Dorsey Brothers
Boswells Sisters.
Changing tempo, changing keys
While their fans say more, more, please…

They sang it soft and low,
it was so mighty soon
That still all radio
was learning how to croon.
Ella Fitzgerald listened
and she said -oh, yes-
Someday I’m gonna sing that way.

Glenn Miller played with them
and he so loved their blend,
He wrote their sounds into
arrangements that he penned.
They came to Europe where
their music was the rage,
A new page for the world.

It was the 30s,
when a woman’s place was home.
And lots of fellas begged them
never more to roam.
Their songs were changin’,
turning into swing,
That was the last they’d sing.

No, no… They can’t be gone!
Still, still… Their sound lives on.

Vet, Martha and Connie,
They wrote the story.
Jazz close-harmony pioneers!

credits

from Nobody Cares (LP, 2020), released February 26, 2020
Music & Lyrics: Matías Comino, Cynthia C. Lucas & Paula Padilla, 2019

ARTISTA INVITADO
Carlos Santana: piano

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1920s-30s dixie and swing from Seville (Spain)

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